Students who are eligible to apply for OPT must complete the online OPT workshop in Blackboard BEFORE they can request an OPT I-20.
How do I know if I am eligible to apply for OPT?
|Requirements||Pre-completion OPT||Post-completion OPT|
|1. You are maintaining your F-1 status at the time you apply||Required||Required|
|2. You have been a full-time student in degree status in the U.S. for at least one academic year||Required||Required|
|3. You hold an unexpired I-20 that reflects your current major field and degree level||Required||Required|
|4. You hold a valid passport||Required||Required|
|5. You are physically present in the U.S. and have not departed the U.S. since completing your program of study||Required||Required|
|6. You have not used one year or more of OPT or of full-time CPT at your current degree level||Required||Required|
|7. You are in the final semester of your academic program||Not applicable||Required|
How do I request access to the online OPT workshop?
Please complete the online request form by clicking the button below.